Signature Inks Canadian Deal

 - December 5, 2013, 12:10 AM

Signature Flight Support has signed a deal with Imperial Oil of Canada that could see the service provider chain add as many as 38 FBOs to its network. The agreement offers all Canadian Esso-branded FBOs the option to become members of the Signature network or to join the service provider’s Signature Select affiliate program. As part of the agreement, Imperial Oil will continue to be the fuel provider and the locations will continue to carry their Esso fuel branding, in addition to any possible Signature badges.

“It fits like a glove with our expansion strategy for Canada,” Maria Sastre, Signature Flight Support’s president and CEO, told AIN. “This agreement with Imperial Oil gives us a fast track and greater access to a great network that they have been working with for many years in Canada, and so whether they become a [Signature Select FBO] or a direct licensee or possibly in the future something else, it is a great door and window that just opened up for Signature in Canada.”

The Signature Select program gives the FBO chain’s affiliates access to the company’s global sales and marketing team, Signature’s custom flight support programs and FBO management technology systems.